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NGT ORDERS VERIFICATION OF B’NGIR POULTRY FARM Monday, 13 February 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar 1
NGT ORDERS VERIFICATION OF B’NGIR POULTRY FARM
Monday, 13 February 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal (NBT) New Delhi has ordered for a joint verification of the OVR poultry farm at Chhatamakhana on NH-26 by a joint team of the Government of Odisha and the Odisha
State Pollution Control Board (OPSCB).
The verification would be done to ascertain whether the farm has a valid licence and is following the guidelines issued by the OPSCB and the team would submit its report within two months, said lawyer Bijaya Kumar Babu at a Press conference here on Saturday.
“I had filed a case in the NGT on the pollution caused by OVR poultry farm. Acting on my petition, the tribunal has issued notice to the Balangir district Collector, the OPSCB Chairman and the Animal Resource Department Director, Babu said.
“After receiving then NGT notice, all respondents filed their statements through their legal counsels. However, the report filed by Government officials was not in conformity with the information that I had acquired by RTI,” he said further.
“I submitted my report I got through RTI to the NGT and showed how Government officials filed an incorrect report.
After going through the report, the NGT ordered for a joint inspection of the poultry farm, said Babu.